From the Detroit News:
When Kirk Jones waded into the rapids, the biggest danger wasn’t the 7-foot-long snake in his hands. It was the 170-foot waterfalls several hundred yards downriver.
He knew the peril all too well. He had jumped over the falls in 2003, the first person to survive such a drop without a safety device.
Here he was, 14 years later, back at the brink, once again floating through a swirling mist toward the growing roar of the cascade.
Once again his friends would ask why. What makes a man leap off a precipice, rolling the dice with his life, not once but twice?
“Who jumps off Niagara Falls?” asked Russ Chiado, a longtime friend from Canton. “It’s amazing what we do in this world.”